mesmerizing paper art

There are a million and one ways to make art of paper, but there’s one artist who recently caught our eye. Yulia Brodskaya, a Chicago artist and illustrator born in Moscow, creates stunning works of art using the “quilled paper technique”. While quilled paper seems simple at first glance, we’ve never seen someone whose work matches Brodskaya’s in terms of detail, color and expressiveness.
This art is create by rolling or bending strips of paper and gluing their side to the surface. This makes them essentially lines, but the paper’s width gives these “lines” a depth that 2d art can lack. To see more of her work, be sure to visit her website. And check out her wonderful illustrations, too!


“I always had a special fascination for paper (during my Graphic Design studies I tried some Origami, made hand-made paper sheets, collages etc – more like a personal hobby really),”  – Yulia told Bored Panda. “It just took me a while to find the technique/style that I really enjoyed and make it truly mine.“



“I don’t always call it quilling because I have actually discovered a new way of using the basic technique – as if I’m drawing with paper instead of on it (traditional quilling is constrained by the use of basic shapes so it is a bit different).“







[via bored panda]

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